Punctured Leg Prop Mosquito Coils?
Evening, I want to ask. I pierced my leg with the mosquito coil prop. I also cleaned it with alcohol and betadine. Do I also have to take certain medications? Thank you
Hi Mirna, Thank you for your question.
How deep is this wound? If the wound is deep and open, you should see a doctor so that the doctor can assess the condition of this wound and determine further treatment. If the doctor assesses that the wound is deep enough, suturing the wound will be performed. However, if the wound is small and superficial, you can do the wound treatment yourself. You can clean the wound with normal saline (intravenous fluids), which you can buy at the pharmacy. Clean the wound from dirt slowly. The use of iodine (betadine) is not necessary because it can cause wound irritation. Then apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment which can be useful for preventing infection. If the wound is small, you don't need to cover the wound with a bandage / wound dressing. However, if the wound is large enough, you can cover it with a bandage and change the bandage every day and any dirty or wet bandages. If the wound doesn't go through in 1-2 weeks or you see redness, swelling, or pus production, please consult a doctor immediately. You do not need to take any medication at this time, unless the pain is severe, you can take paracetamol.
Please read the following article: Good wound care
Hope this information is useful.